I just scheduled my appointment to get gutted.
This moment only took me four years. But alas, I am here. I have officially been put in a vaginal timeout by my Lady Doctor and there is no going back. My last check-up a few weeks ago with him went a little something like this:
(Scene: Doctor’s office follow-up with results, after complete biopsy under the hood.)
Lady Doctor: Besides your endometriosis, your fibroid is growing.
Me: I’m an overachiever.
Lady Doctor: (Not amused. I start to think: when you look up chee-chaws all day long, I guess humor slowly erodes away like lining of a vaginal cavity.)
Lady Doctor: Last year your fibroid was a lime. Right now it’s an orange. It’s time.
Me: Hm. Ok. Now, would you classify that as a clementine? I love those little guys.
Lady Doctor: (Not amused.) Not at all. The big one. It’s time.
Me: That doesn’t sound apPEALing!
Lady Doctor: (Literally no expression.)
Friends, meet cervix. Cervix, meet friends. In 2 short months, all of these once-overactive baby maker tools will be Jack-the-Rippered out of me. Sayanara, sweeties!
The saddest part is all the excuses I have made. I can say that I put these shenanigans off because of “work”. I book our gigs months in advance and I don’t want to screw my musical partner out of months of work=valid.
I can say that I can’t afford to stop teaching and singing for two months=valid.
I can say that I don’t want to leave my students voice teacher-less in the heart of high school spring musical audition season=valid.
I can say that I am scared to get all the weird and non-glamorous side-effects I will adopt, after they rip out my woman bits=valid.
I can even say that I am not sure what I am going to do with myself for two months, because I literally have watched the absolute and complete entire collection of Netflix=VALID TO ME. And also embarrassing.
But the real truth…the one that festers and bubbles…the one I dare not whisper to anyone, even sometimes to myself…is that I am dreading the pain=The most valid.
But it’s going to hurt me so badly. Not so much from the relinquishment of my reproductive whozits and whatzits galore, but my actual BODY will pulse and vibrate with breath-taking pain from not being medicated. I have to go off of my Humira 10 days before and I can’t start up again until 6 weeks after. During that time, my rheumatoid arthritis will unleash from the very gates of the seventh circle of hell to attack every joint in my body. It’s a dark place, brother.
I could be all Pollyanna and pretend that it will “not be as bad as I think”, but fuck glasshalffull. I know it will suck hard, because it happened to me unexpectedly last year. (Please refer to the past WOUND posts. It wasn’t pretty.) It freaking hurt. I’d rather have 5 more babies, all popping out at the same time. Oxycodin from my surgery will help, but eventually I will have to stop, to prevent me from being an addict looking for a fix in the parking lot of Mariano’s, Zumba and all the other popular mom-addict drug spots in the surrounding Lake County area.
But it’s time. Now I have 51 days to really show my ovaries a rockin’ good time. I’m taking them to Florida. I am definitely not going to neglect them from any opportunity to enjoy a tall Tito’s and soda. They can help me decorate my Cubbie Christmas tree this season. I’m even going to dress them up in flapper sequins and let them sing with me at my big closeout NYE gig this year. They will want for nothing…..these bitches will be spoiled, but they are going out in style, yo!